“There are two locations where the trees have been planted and replanted three times, and they’ve died all three times," said Cathryn Swan who has sounded the alarm in Washington Sq. Park.
A number of trees planted in Queens Plaza Streetscape and in Washington Square Park have either died or are dying - resulting in a poor landscape and wasted taxpayer dollars. In Queens contractors working for EDC are nearly finished with a $46 million traffic redesign project, but 20 dead trees (above) have plagued the scenery. Eight trees have died in Washington Square Park over the last two years as part of a $30 million park renovation ushered in by the Bloomberg administration. Critics charge the trees were planted incorrectly and point to a lack oversight and bureaucracy.
NBC News - September 21, 2011 - By Chris Glorioso
A Walk In The Park - August 25, 2011